In a uncommon try of smuggling, two Indian girls have been arrested after over 100 wild animals have been discovered of their baggage on the Bangkok airport earlier this week. In keeping with studies, the 2 accused have been attempting to smuggle the animals, together with white porcupines, turtles, lizards and snakes on a Thai airways flight to Chennai. The data was shared by the Thailand Division of Nationwide Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on its Fb web page.
Quickly after the incident, Thailand’s Division of Nationwide Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation issued an official press launch stating that the animals have been present in two suitcases after an X-ray inspection.
The 2 accused, recognized as Nithya Raja and Zakia Sulthana Ebrahim, have been instantly taken into custoday and charged with violating the Wildlife Conservation and Safety Act of 2019, the Animal Illness Act of 2015 and the Customs Act of 2017, the Bangkok Publish reported.
An Indian Categorical report additionally acknowledged that two iguanas have been discovered lifeless, whereas all different reptiles have been in a dehydrated state. All of the animals have been supplied with vitamin dietary supplements, correct care and despatched to a wildlife rescue centre, the report added quoting sources.
There was no official affirmation about what the accused have been planning on doing with the animals upon their arrival on the vacation spot.
Animal trafficking by means of airports has been one of many longstanding problem in Bangkok. Even final month, two back-to-back makes an attempt of smuggling wild animals from Thiland have been thwarted by customs authorities on the Chennai Worldwide Airport.
A passenger was nabbed by authorities after recovering an albino porcupine and a white-lipped purple chested tamarin (monkey) from his baggage, information company PTI had reported. The passenger had arrived on the Chennai airport from Bangkok.
In keeping with a CNN report, a person arriving in Chennai from Bangkok in 2019 was reportedly arrested after customs officers reportedly discovered a month-old leopard cub in his baggage.